Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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How do I rip a backup of an HD-DVD? (yes, the old format that was killed by Blu-ray)

I have some old HD-DVDs lying around. I'd like to put them on my computer as a digital file. I'm familiar with Handbrake, and the process of ripping DVDs. But not HD-DVDs. I'm using the Xbox 360 ...
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How to restore a DriveImage Backup to a GPT-based system drive

I just bought a new laptop and was trying different things on it. I backed up my system partition with DriveImage XML and made a clean install of Windows to test something new. Later, when I tried to ...
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continuous backup solution for android over wifi

I want to backup new files (e.g. new pictures) form my SD card of my android powered smartphone over WiFi (differential backups). The backup destination is a windows pc. I thought about the following ...
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Synology Diskstation DS2015 - Simultaneous Backups?

We have a network with four iMacs and two PCs; each of which have 2TB of data. We would like to run Time Machine and File History simultaneously. We have followed the directions found here. ...
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How do I make a backup of OS X Yosemite boot USB as an image on the hard disk?

For CDs one could make an image file and store it on their hard disk. If they wanted to use it again, they could burn to disk or emulate using something like daemon tools. I want to know if something ...
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Win8 Backup: Initial back via USB, then switch to network backup

I have a USB-connected HDD to a router (Linksys E4200) and it takes forever to do a full backup over Wi-Fi (2 weeks and still going). It would help to connect the HDD directly to the computer via ...
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Backing up Google Drive to NAS

I am interested if anyone has overcome the issue of making a physical backup of google drive on to a NAS? I have been looking in to a solution and am running in to the following problems. Backing ...
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Mac won't boot from a mirrored drive

I'm cloning the two internal volumes SSD and HD to one external volume by telling rsync to resolve symlinks and copy the actual files / directories: sudo rsync --acls \ --archive \ ...
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Upload folder to Dropbox, but not sync

I have a Dropbox Pro account and an external hard drive with a lot of information (being a Photographer). To fully use my pro account I'd like to manually copy my entire external drive folder to ...
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Can I run Duplicity backups as root, without sending to S3 as root?

I'd like to back up my whole system, or at least across multiple users, using duplicity, and send it to Amazon S3. I don't feel comfortable with each user backing up their own directory, because ...
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Robocopy /mir - verify it copied everything?

I ran the following command to backup one external drive onto another (Windows 8.1 x64): robocopy /mir G:\ V:\backup /MT:8 The result says that 115161 directories and 992981 files were copied, ...
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Windows 7 back up DVD's

I have a laptop running on windows 7 home basic. It got infected with viruses and i'd like to re-install windows 7. When i bought this laptop 4 years ago,i did not know much about computers and I made ...
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Backup of a backup

Regarding the backup software Areca: http://www.areca-backup.org/ I'm trying to do this: Have a normal backup of my document files. Destination is a network folder. Have an extra backup, that I can ...
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How to make regular backups with TeamViewer?

I have to use a remote computer for a computational project in MATLAB. Therefore I connect to it via TeamViewer, and run my codes in that machine. But I also want to write the code on my computer, and ...
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Prefered dictionary size for archiving images using Winrar?

The new Winrar 5 allow you to have a dictionary size of upto 1GB. Does this have any affect on images? I tried setting the dictionary size of 256MB but the resulting image archive was almost same as ...
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How to backup DD-WRT router settings periodically?

Simple question from a Linux beginner, how do I backup my DD-WRT router's settings, for example, weekly or monthly? Router is a TP Link WR1043ND. I'm not sure what other details are required from ...
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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Mapped network drives: “Microsoft Windows Network” name already in use?

I have Windows 7, and I have three network drive partitions mapped as drive letters (two are partitions of an NAS drive and the third is a USB drive connected to my router). Now that I'm accessing ...
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Troubles backing up some files from Linux system to FreeNAS using rsync

I'm using rsync to backup whole system over LAN to freeNAS server with this command: rsync -aAX --delete /* /mnt/backup ...
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Windows System Image taking way to much space

Im using Windows Backup to take backups of my system to a network location. Because of this, windows tells me that because im saving to a network location, only the most recent system image will be ...
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I've got my MBR on a different drive to my system drive so I need two hard drives to keep my system operational

System: Lenovo E20 Thinkstation 2.93Ghz Xeon / 12GB memory dual 1TB drives. Radeon 5750 GPC Win 7 Ultimate SP1. Ok first off my system is operating fine, but it worries me because it's a bit ...
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Time Machine doesn't recognize archive after restore

My mid-2011 21.5 inch iMac running OS 10.9.5 had been running very slow (all 4GB of RAM was constantly in use) so I dropped it off at an Apple Store Genius Bar for a week of diagnostics. The tests ...
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NovaBackup 7.3 stopped working on Windows Server 2003, after years without issue

It's an old program but it worked flawlessly for about 5 years. But it's been failing for the last few weeks. The source hard drive is not showing any signs of failure, nor is external destination ...
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Can I use clonezilla without overwritting my other image backups on the external drive?

I have an external HDD on which I store some files and my Windows 7 image (created by Windows itself). Now I'm trying to backup an image of my Ubuntu partition using Clonezilla on this HDD, but per ...
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How to backup Oracle database and tomcat directory from Disk with Fedora or other linux live cd?

Some partitions of my disk corrupted (superblock error) and cannot boot, stacked on "Maintenance Mode". How to backup oracle database and tomcat directory on that disk with linux cd ?
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Excluding SyncServices from Time Machine backups

I've noticed using BackupLoupe* that lately each of my Time Machine backups burns some space on ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices. Can I safely exclude the directory from Time Machine if I ...
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Options for daily non-RAID data mirroring?

I'm considering setting up a storage box with an SSD and I want resilience in the case of hardware failure of that SSD. (I expect the box to run Ubuntu 14.04.) I have three reasons to consider ...
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Backup domain and selected service data on a domain controller?

I need to reconfigure a PowerEdge server that's acting as my domain controller. The server is running Windows Server 2008 standard. Its providing the directory, DNS and DHCP (it does not follow best ...
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How to stop Microsoft backup complaining about a missing directory

I no longer want a directory that I told Windows 7 Microsoft backup and restore to back up. I unchecked the directory in the settings, ran backup, and then deleted the directory. Now when I run ...
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Make Microsoft Security Essentials ignore items in shadow copy

On my computer are some programs that I have written and compiled, but MSE kept finding them and was always wanting to quarantine them, so I added my dev directory to the ignore list. That's fine. ...
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Damaged USB stick?

I would like to know, if my usb stick is physically damaged. I have some good readable documents, but some folders with unknown symbols and not readable data: I would like to backup this usb stick ...
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Skip previously faulty files on a robocopy restart

I'm copying large amount of files from a cloud drive. Over TB totals with file sizes around ~10mb. A lot of them became corrupted with time. My network is unreliable and I have to restart robocopy ...
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Wiping the WD my passport portable hard drive while keeping the default programs

I have had my portable hard drive for around 2 years now and so there is lots of stuff backed up on there that I have deleted on my internal hard drive. I was wondering if there was a way of ...
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Creating Backup of Drive

Don't say it's duplicate before reading. I bought a new laptop and it has installed with drivers and operating system and stuff. And I don't want to search for them in the future and use the ...
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Periodic backup of changes on another disk from full backup

I am looking for a backup solution that will enable me to backup only changes to an internal disk after a full backup to an external disk. Also, this should run snapshot backups every day until the ...
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Auto backup files/folders upon a specific external HDD connection

Could you help me with this: is there a way, a program that could be set to automatically back up certain files and folders from my laptop HDD to a specific external one when it is connected to the ...
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How to backup contents of a TrueCrypt container

How can I backup the contents of a (mounted) TrueCrypt container when conventional tools (e.g. Acronis TrueImage or Pragon DriveBackup) fail, because the drive letters assigned by TrueCrypt are not ...
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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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Accessing gmail folders with mbsync

I am trying to create a replica of the "[Google Mail]/All Mail" folder in my gmail account using mbsync. Using Pattern * in the rc-file mbsync can see all the folders (lables) that I have created and ...
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How to backup a mixed-mode CD with MP3 for the Audio Tracks?

I'm currently in the process a tidying up my CDs, among which there are some PC games with mixed-mode CDs, i.e. they have a data track plus some audio tracks (usually the game's music). In order to ...
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Clonezilla: Split image on multiple DVDs?

I'm using Clonezilla 2.2.3-10 to create a backup-image of a computer. The image is about 44GB in size and fits on my USB drive. It's also possible to restore the image via that USB drive. The problem ...
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Write back partition being resized

I have problem with my mac it don,t boot. After some research i find out that it mark partition as crashed and want to check it. But while checking it say invalid sibling link and can't repair because ...
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Gmvault / got-your-back (gyb) features compare, for decision making

Are there any differences in the way the backups can be done for Gmail, and restored, through Gmvault or got-your-back? Haven't been able to locate a side by side comparison. http://gmvault.org ...
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Can cobian backup make a full backup after x incremental ones, ignoring the days where no file has changed?

I've started using cobian backup on windows, setting folders to save as "incremental" backups. Cobian makes a full backup the first time, then incremental ones, and a new full backup every x ...
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google photo auto-backup, creating duplicates from my new computer

I use google plus's auto-photo backup to auto-save my photos from my computer to google's server. Today, I got a new computer! I moved all my photos to the "My Pictures" directory, then installed ...
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backup wlc2504 cf card

I dd imaged a CF card for a WLC2504 before upgrading to a new FUS image and now have a backup image of the new running software as well. My question is can I use the pre-update CF image if necessary ...
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Can I restore OSX 10.7 system onto a new SSHD from Time Machine backup before installing it into my iMac

I have a hard disk that doesn't display the recovery partition so I need to install a new drive in my iMac. Can I perform the re-image of the entire system from my Time Machine backup disk while the ...
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Backup VMWare virtual server

I have a virtual server that is constantly running, lately we tried to do a backup for it and we were surprised that the modification date of all the image files is a couple weeks old. We are trying ...
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How to restore/recover an old Firefox cache folder without Firefox moving it to Cache.Trash?

How can I restore an old Firefox cache folder so I can access its' contents? I thought this would be easy, but I was wrong. I have about a dozen old Firefox cache folders, one of which contains a ...
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Wireless NAS / Hard drive with Time Machine backup

I have a Macbook and a couple of Windows Laptops too and would like a in home wireless storage solution with the following capabilities. Ideally I would like to plug in my 2.5" SSD instead of using ...